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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:47 pm

Via GCC:
Yutong places 47 hydrogen fuel cell buses
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/09/20180901-yutong.html

inese manufacturer Yutong is placing 22 hydrogen fuel cell buses into service in Zhengzhou (two now, 20 to follow) as well as the first batch of 25 units to Zhangjiakou.

As the host city of the 24th Winter Olympic Games, Zhangjiakou aims to create a green winter Olympics and is committed to taking the lead in applying leading-edge hydrogen fuel cell buses. The delivered vehicles are the 3rd-generation hydrogen fuel cell bus independently developed by Yutong.

The vehicle features a 500-kilometer (311-mile) driving range and only 10~15 min hydrogen refueling time. The vehicle can achieve startup at the temperature as low as -30 °C, which is well adapted to cold weather.

As of July this year, the reliability verification mileage for Yutong hydrogen fuel cell buses has exceeded 90,000 kilometers, effectively verifying the reliability of fuel cell system, hydrogen system, DC/DC voltage converters and integrated vehicle control. . . .

The buses are equipped with four hydrogen leakage sensors. When the hydrogen concentration reaches 1.6%, the alarm is triggered. When it reaches 2%, the hydrogen supply will be cut off, and the alarm on the dashboard will alert the driver to take corresponding measures as soon as possible. . . .
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:44 pm

All via IEVS:
Here Are The Most Popular Commercial EVs In Europe
https://insideevs.com/most-popular-commercial-evs-europe/

. . . According to the priceless EV Sales Blog stats, during the first seven months of this year, some 10,701 electric LCVs were sold in Europe (up 42%). In other words, we could assume that this year some 20,000 will be on the table.

While the Renault Kangoo Z.E. has been the king of the segment for years (2011-2015 and 2017), since its introduction, the new German StreetScooter Work becomes a new shining star – especially in Germany.

The Nissan e-NV200 (top LCV in 2016) currently seems to be constrained by the lack of supply of 40 kWh batteries, shared with the Nissan LEAF.

Results after the seven months of 2018:

Renault Kangoo Z.E. – 3,961 (up 142%)
StreetScooter Work – 2,464 (up 66%)
Nissan e-NV200 – 1,200 (down 40%)
Peugeot Partner Electric – 1,012
Citroen Berlingo Electric – 578



Winnebago Reveals Electric Healthcare RV: Range Over 100 Miles
https://insideevs.com/winnebago-electric-healthcare-rvs/

. . . Samsung’s NeuroLogica, Winnebago Industries and Motiv Power Systems jointly developed an all-electric Mobile Healthcare Vehicle – Mobile Lung Unit (eMLU), available on display in San Francisco, at both CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero Workshop on September 11th and the Global Climate Action Summit September 12-14.

The eMLU is based on the Ford F-53 and can go 85-125 miles (136-200 km) on a single charge, which sounds like it’s more than enough to move from one site to another. On-board equipment includes the world’s first portable, full-body, 32-slice CT scanner.

According to the press release, the eMLU will bring $150,000–$200,000 in combined diesel fuel and maintenance savings over the long-term.
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Royal Mail Readies Electric Vans For Deliveries: Hundreds On Road Soon
https://insideevs.com/royal-mail-electric-vans-deliveries/

. . . The battery-powered red vans have been developed by Banbury-based Arrival Electric Vehicles and have been rolled out in London ahead of a full introduction nationwide. Nine of the vehicles, operating at weights of up to 7.5 tonnes, will be running in the capital, distributing post from Royal Mail’s central London depot.

The Arrival vehicles won’t be the only electric vans in Royal Mail’s fleet. 100 more Peugeot electric vans have also been ordered by Royal Mail, and will be put into service at 18 depots in Belfast, Edinburgh, Essex and Kent. Other areas will get the vans later on as fleet replacement schemes dictate, taking the place of vehicles in Royal Mail’s 49,000-strong fleet at the end of their working life.

“We will be putting them through their paces over the next several months to see how they cope with the mail collection demands from our larger sites,” said Paul Gatti, Royal Mail Fleet’s managing director, adding that the company was “delighted” with the new collaboration with Arrival.

“Our research has shown that electric vans are a good operational fit with our business,” added Paul Gatti. “It also means we are on the front foot for future changes in emissions legislation. . . .”

Royal Mail’s introduction of electric vans follows a trial for similar vehicles by UPS in London.

UPS also worked with Arrival on its fleet, with the partnership dating all the way back to 2016. Both parties have co-developed a number of prototypes with 35 state-of-the-art vehicles taking to the streets of London and Paris this year in an initial scheme to see how they work in a delivery environment.

The vans, which their manufacturer calls ‘lightweight composite vehicles’, will have a range of more than 150 miles, making them better than any other existing comparable options for a company such as UPS. Arrival says it is ‘the first commercial vehicle manufacturer in Europe to provide purpose-built electric delivery vehicles to UPS’s specifications’.

“European postal providers, starting with DHL in Germany, have been taking this approach for a while now,” said Ananth Srinivasan, a mobility expert with research consultancy Frost & Sullivan.

Srinivasan added that businesses in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain had the potential to convert significant chunks of their fleets to electric vehicles in the coming years.



Ford Reveal Details On New Plug-In Hybrid Transit Van
https://insideevs.com/ford-reveal-plug-in-hybrid-transit-van/
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:56 pm

Via GCC:
Hyundai Motor shows rendering of fuel cell truck; market launch in 2019; details at IAA Commercial
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/09/20180913-hyundai.html

. . . During the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 taking place in Hanover Germany, Hyundai will announce the future plans for introducing the fuel cell electric truck in the European eco-friendly commercial vehicle market next year as well revealing vehicle specifications. . . .


Bombardier Transportation presents a new battery-operated train
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/09/20180913-bombardier.html

[quote. . . ]The new battery-operated train is the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in more than 60 years.

It does not generate any exhaust and sets the standards for smart mobility with peak values of 90 percent in the areas of efficiency and recyclability. It is also around 50% quieter than modern diesel trains. According to a comparative study by the Technical University of Dresden, the battery-operated train clearly has an edge with respect to the total costs across the service life of 30 years.

The range of the train will increase proportionally with the continuous capacity increases due to new battery developments. The current prototype is equipped with four BOMBARDIER MITRAC traction batteries (earlier post) and can travel routes of around 40 kilometers. In 2019, the next generation of battery-operated trains will be able to cover distances of up to 100 kilometers on non-electrified railways.

In 2019, Deutsche Bahn (DB) will start a twelve-month trial run with passengers with the current prototype in the Alb-Lake Constance region.

The German government subsidized the development of the battery-operated train with €4 million in the framework of an innovation program for electromobility. . . .[/quote]
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Re: AFV Truck/Commercial Vehicle and (non-BEV) Bus thread

Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:32 pm

Via GCC:
Two Alstom hydrogen trains enter passenger service in Lower Saxony; 14 more ordered
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/09/20180917-alstom.html

Alstom held a world premiere event on Sunday celebrating its Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell train (earlier post) rolling into service in Lower Saxony, Germany. From today onwards, two such trains will enter commercial service according to a fixed timetable.

Travellers in the Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser (EVB) network can look forward to a world-first journey on the low-noise, zero-emission trains that reach up to 140 km/h (87 mph). On behalf of Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG), the Coradia iLint trains will be operated on nearly 100km of line running between Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervörde and Buxtehude, replacing EVB’s existing diesel fleet.

The new trains will be fueled at a mobile hydrogen filling station. The gaseous hydrogen will be pumped into the trains from a 40-foot-high steel container next to the tracks at Bremervörde station. With one tank, they can run throughout the network the whole day, with a total range of 1000 km (621 miles). A stationary filling station on EVB premises is scheduled to go into operation in 2021, when Alstom will deliver a further 14 Coradia iLint trains to LNVG. . . .

Lower Saxony’s Ministry of Economy and Transport has supported LNVG’s purchase of another 14 hydrogen trains with more than €81 million (US$94 million). . . .

The German federal government has actively supported the development and testing of the new drive technology in Lower Saxony by providing funds from the National Innovation Program for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology. . . .

With around 2 million rail passengers and around 4 million bus passengers per year, EVB figures among the largest mobility providers in the Elbe-Weser triangle. . . .
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